Church News

Summer Bible Study
Which Disciple are You?  Rev. Williams will be leading a Wednesday evening Bible Study this summer beginning May 29.  We will look at the personalities of the original 12 disciples and discover what we can learn from them in understanding how Jesus relates to us in our own lives.  [Find out more]

Sidewalks and Front Steps
The concrete on our sidewalks is in pretty bad shape.  We have tried repairing it in the past with very temporary results.  It is time to tear out the section leading up to the glass door between the sanctuary and the fellowship hall and pour a new walkway.  We expect this work to begin sometime soon depending on the weather and other factors.  The steps at the main (double door) entrance to the sanctuary is also in need of attention.  A section at the top of the steps will be cut away and new concrete will be poured in its place.

Congratulations to Ethan
Ethan Bartlett is our church's high school graduate this year.  This fall he will be attending the University of Missouri at Columbia where he will major in computer science.  Ethan is planning a career as a data scientist. We will miss seeing Ethan here in Carrollton, but we wish him well and our prayers go with him.

Church Member Opens New Pharmacy in Carrollton
Exciting news! Someone within our church family is opening a new business in Carrollton.  Jodi Ahnefeld has just opened Jodi's Family Pharmacy located at 1004 N Hwy 65 (across from McDonald's).  While the new pharmacy is already open, doing business and filling prescriptions, the formal Grand Opening will take place in the spring after the driveway is paved and will include food and prizes!  Jodi and her team will provide high quality, efficient pharmacy services with personalized attention.  Find out more on their new Facebook page.  Or call them at 660-542-0050.

Upper Room Magazines
The July-August 2019 issue of the Upper Room devotional magazine is now available.  Pick up a copy at the back of the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway.  As always, we have both regular and large print versions.

New Steeple Topper
What a beautiful sight!  Our steeple now has a new look.  Read all about it:  Who made it?   How big is it?  What does the symbol mean?  And why did we start this project in the first place?  We will soon be posting pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our steeple.

Flower Chart
Would you like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.  Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call the church office reserve the Sunday of your choice.

Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
Help the church save money on office supplies!  We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges.  Those printer cartridges are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to church and we'll put them to good use.  Thanks for helping.

Don't forgot about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program!  Start saving them right now if you have not already been doing so.  Then bring your UPC (proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table in the hallway.  The can is marked “Best Choice.”  Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle of 1,000 UPC labels.

Large Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin for those who would benefit from larger text.  Large print versions of the hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with all the announcements.

C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for Scholars
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients.  C.M.U. partners with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships.  This year C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist members]